Posts for Medicaid and Medicaid Expansion

By Opening the Door to Work Requirements in Medicaid, CMS Takes a Concerning New Direction of Prioritizing Penalties Over Coverage

The Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) announced in guidance today that they would allow work requirements in Medicaid through 1115 waivers, taking the program in an unprecedented and deeply troubling new direction.

The Hits Keep on Coming - Medicaid Expansion Helps Rural Hospitals Stay Open

This blog is part of a series highlighting recent research illustrating various benefits of expanding Medicaid - from improving health and state budget savings to reducing rates of uninsurance and uncompensated care costs.

Massachusetts: State Plan Amendment Paves the Way for Medicaid in Schools

Earlier this year, Centers on Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) gave Massachusetts the green light to amend their Medicaid state plan, opening the door for schools to bill Medicaid health services provided to all their Medicaid-enrolled students, not just those receiving...

The Hits Keep on Coming: Medicaid Expansion Shows a Myriad of Benefits

The list of benefits that expanding Medicaid provides to both individuals and states just keeps on growing. A comprehensive review of studies of the impacts of Medicaid expansion have found dramatic differences in Medicaid expansion versus non-expansion states along factors...

Policymakers Across the Country Take Note: Maine Voters Weigh in For Coverage, Against Obstruction

Yesterday, the people of Maine voted overwhelmingly to extend Medicaid coverage to 70,000 low-income Mainers. This finally ends the five-year-long battle to close the coverage gap in the state.  Maine’s legislature has passed Medicaid expansion with broad support five times...

CHIP: One Step Forward, Three Steps Back.

On Friday, CHIP refunding moved forward, ending Halloween week with a trick not a treat.

Fighting the Latest Threat to Addiction Services and Supports: The Graham-Cassidy Repeal Bill

Here we are again. Another disastrous health care repeal bill is gaining momentum, threatening the progress we’ve made in treating substance use disorders.

Veterans Protected Us, Now We Need to Protect Their Care

As veterans have fought so hard to defend us, we must fight to defend the health coverage they need and deserve.

Zombie Graham-Cassidy Bill Detracts from Bipartisan Efforts to Support Children’s Health

While Senators Hatch (R-UT) and Wyden (D-OR) are working on bipartisan solutions that support children’s access to health insurance, Senators Graham (R-SC) and Cassidy (R-LA) are throwing their energy into bringing Affordable Care Act (ACA) repeal back from the dead....
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